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Fire Prevention Week - October 5th to 11th

Fire Prevention Week is just around the corner—help us sound the alarm that working smoke alarms save lives.
Did you know that many people don’t test their smoke alarms as often as they should? When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. You need working smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Test yours every month!

•Almost three of five (60%) of reported home fire deaths in 2007 to 2011 resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
•Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.
•In fires considered large enough to activate the smoke alarm, hardwired alarms operated 93% of the time, while battery powered alarms operated only 79% of the time.
•When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected, or dead.
•An ionization smoke alarm is generally more responsive to flaming fires and a photoelectric smoke alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering fires. For the best protection, or where extra time is needed, to awaken or assist others, both types of alarms, or combination ionization and photoelectric alarms are recommended.

Check back soon to view a list of Fire Prevention Week Activites in Peterborough!



Main Fire Station
210 Sherbrooke St
Peterborough, ON
K9J 2N3

West End Station
839 Clonsilla Ave
Peterborough, ON

North End Station
161Carnegie St
Peterborough, ON

Emergency - 911
T - 705-745-3283
F - 705-745-2460
E -
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